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Scangauge???

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by dud122, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Dec 30, 2008 at 11:12 AM
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    dud122

    dud122 [OP] rabble rabble rabble

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    Hi all...

    I am looking for a device that can read trouble codes and erase them. It seems like everyone on this site goes with the scangauge II. While it looks like a pretty nifty gadget, what are the benefits of getting one of those (for $150+) instead of getting something like this (for $40)....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/U480-UNIVERSAL-...3|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:0|293:1|294:50

    it looks like it should work with my 02 taco.


    i'm leaning towards the universal reader on ebay... anything i'm missing here????
     
  2. Dec 30, 2008 at 11:13 AM
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    dud122

    dud122 [OP] rabble rabble rabble

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    also... what does OBD II mean??
     
  3. Dec 30, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    moserjjx

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    well if you just want the codes, the cheap reader is fine. the scanguage gives you lots of other info and you can leave it connected all the time. odb II is the term for the onboard diagnostic standard. i believe most vehicles after 1995 have the same connector
     
  4. Dec 30, 2008 at 10:24 PM
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    i got my scangauge for christmas and i put it in my taco and i love it... it reade coads with ease and dose so much more!
     
  5. Dec 30, 2008 at 10:27 PM
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    TRD4x4858

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    All cars 96 and above are OBDII which means on board diagnostics and II being the second edition
     
  6. Dec 30, 2008 at 10:27 PM
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    the obd11 port is the port you read coads through it connests to your ecu and lets the reader talk to the onboard comp. with the scangauge it just plugs into the obd11 and thats all you to it...
     
  7. Dec 30, 2008 at 11:12 PM
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    Visit scangauge.com for all it's possibilities.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2008 at 11:15 PM
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    Everything you need to know about OBD-II systems... This is a very good run down in my opinion.

    http://www.obdii.com/background.html


    OBD-III isnt too far over the horizon either, maybe another 4 to 6 years down the road and it should be implemented. Hopefully it will allow us to stop calling that annoying little check engine light the 'idiot light'.
     
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